The message below is an example of the typical format used in next-of-kin scams. The scammer pretends to be a bank official or other representative of a deceased millionaire who has no family. If you will assist him in extracting the money from the millionaire’s dormant bank account, you can have a cut of the proceeds. These scams often use the name of a real person who did indeed die in a plane crash (for example), or in a natural disaster, so as to make the situation sound plausible. But like all other advance fee frauds, the scammer is only interested in getting your money. He has no actual connection with any bank or any deceased millionaire. If you play along with the scam you’ll discover that he needs you to send a “finder’s fee” or “transaction fee” to move the deal along. Once he’s got that fee in his hands you’ll never hear from him again.
From: “Mr. Abdul Hakim” email@example.com
Subject: Greeting From Dubai
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2015 11:42:45 +0100
Greeting From Dubai,
The internet has been grossly abused by scam artist and miscreants whose intention is to hurt. In as much as one should be careful, same time we should not allow negative to kill the positive potential in a realistic business, please read my proposal carefully is 100% Risk-free.
My name is Mr. Abdul Hakim the Branch manager, National Bank of Abu Dhabi Al Ain Int’l Airport Cash-Office Branch (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), married with three children. I am writing this letter to ask for your support and co-operation to carry out this business opportunity in my department. After annual audit Last month in my branch I discover documents of a late client Mr. Andreas Schranner A German business magnate who made a numbered fixed deposit with this branch valued $12M (Twelve Million United State Dollars,) and I was lucky to have the scan documents with me in save position. I discovered from his contract employers, the Petroleum Corporation that Mr. Andreas Schranner, died in the plane crash Monday, 31 July 2000, (an air France jet liner) with his entire family and other passengers on board as you can confirm it yourself via the website below for (BBC NEWS:
According to United Arab emirates banking law after the expiration of 14 (fourteen ) years, if nobody apply for the claim it will confiscate as state treasury if nobody apply for the claim, I am seeking for your support to stand as next of kin/ beneficiary to claim these funds so that we move it into useful investments, I am ready to share with you 40% for you and 60% will be kept for me, You will provide offshore account where the funds will be transferred to reason while I am contacting you is because I cannot stand in the forefront to claim the funds alone because I am currently working with the bank, reply to my private E-mail:(firstname.lastname@example.org)
I will like you to provide me with the following details if you are interested:
(1) Your Valid Direct Tel/ Mobile/Fax Number.
(2) Your Full Name:
(3) Current Resident Address.
(4) Your Private E-mail Address.
(5) Your Occupation:
(6) Your Age and Sex:
(7) Your Nationality:
Then i shall furnish you with due process of concluding this transaction without any delay. please discard this message if you are not interested. One Passionate appeal, i will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, if you have any reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any Leakage of this information will be too bad for me at my work place as the Branch Manager National Bank of Abu Dhabi, here in U.A.E.
Thanks for your kind understanding.
Mr. Abdul Hakim
NBAD .United Arab Emirates
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